Ultimate Guidance Of China Work Visa-For English Teaching In China

What is really look like to teach English in China? Teaching English in China, the new teachers always worry a lot, worry about the salary, contract length, insurance, accommodation, and so on. Don’t worry, RisingStar will be always here to assist you.

According to the classification criteria for foreigners to work in China,the English teaching position meet the directory of foreigners to work in China and the job requirements.

They belong to the talents urgently needed by China’s economic and social development, meet the standards of language talents, and belong to the category B talents. So, the corresponding work visa is the Z visa.

In principle, foreign language teaching personnel should be engaged in the teaching of mother tongue in their native country, and have obtained a bachelor’s degree or above from a university and have more than 2 years of language education work experience.

Among them, those who have obtained a bachelor’s degree or above in education, language, normal education; or obtained a teacher qualification certificate in their home country; or an international language teaching certificate,such as TEFL/TESOL 120hours at least. The work experience certificate is not necessary!

The application for a work visa for an English teaching position is divided into 2 situations:

So, the requirements of their application documents are a little different, the following are the specific requirements.

Teachers from native English speaking countries

  1. Passport from native English speaking country(such as UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa, which is recognized by the Chinese government as native  English speaking countries), Color scan.
  2. Personal photo with white background.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in any subject (must be notarized by Chinese embassy) 
  4. Provide valid police clearance (must be notarized by Chinese embassy) 
  5. Provide a standard health check certificate(health check form can be downloaded from the official websites of Chinese embassies in various countries)
  6. Able to provide the certificate of relevant work, recommendation letter at least 24 months since you got the BA degree, or provide TEFL certificate minimum 120 hours (or equivalent)(TEFL should be notarized by the Chinese embassy because some local government will require notarized TEFL; Recommendation letter is not required to be notarized). Provide one of them is enough!

Teachers from non-native English speaking countries

  1. Passport, Color scan.
  2. Personal photo with white background.
  3. BA degree or above from English speaking native country(such as UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa, which is recognized by the Chinese government as English native country)
  4. Bachelor’s degree in any subject (must be notarized by Chinese embassy) 
  5. Provide valid police clearance (must be notarized by Chinese embassy) 
  6. Provide a standard health check certificate(health check form can be downloaded from the official websites of Chinese embassies in various countries)
  7. Able to provide the certificate of relevant work, recommendation letter at least 24 months since you got the BA degree. The recommendation letter is not required to be notarized.
  8. Provide TEFL 120 hours at least(TEFL should be notarized by the Chinese embassy because some local government will require notarized TEFL).   

Attention: All the above-required materials, you must provide color scans or HD photos.

If I have family come with me, how to do it?

If you are accompanied by a family member or child, you must verify the marriage certificate and the birth certificate of the child. in a word, provide an official relationship certificate and authenticate it.

When submitting your work visa application materials, submit your family relationship certificate together, and they will get a family visa to follow your work visa.

Is the application process the same in each country?

First, the material requirements are the same as above. The legalization procedure of the documents will be some difference, but the ultimate goal is to obtain certification from the Chinese embassy.

Only when all your materials have been certified by the Chinese Embassy, you can formally submit a work permit application in China. as for the exactly apply steps, you can click here

6 Steps for Documents Legalization in Russia

  • Step 1: The notary is checking the original document (diploma or non-criminal record) and then put the stamp on it.
  • Step 2: Translator is translating checked by notary copy
  • Step 3: Notary is confirmed that the signature of translator is real THIS IS WHERE VERIFICATION OF TRANSLATION CORRECTNESS HAPPENED
  • Step 4: The Ministry of Justice put a stamp, confirming that the last notary is real and his stamp is trustworthy
  • Step 5: The Ministry of foreign affairs put stamp confirming that the Ministry of Justice confirmed this document (kinda double work, but cannot avoid it)
  • Step 6: The Chinese embassy, trusting people from the Ministry of foreign affairs, confirming that the document is real and fully verified.

In the future, we will continue to publish the specific process of legalizing the data of various countries. Please continue to follow us!

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